Friday five
October 21, 2016

ONE || The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy

The voices of Mrs. Tiresias, Mrs. Faust, Mrs. Quasimodo and other wives wittily recast myth and history from a woman’s point of view in the pages of Manchester-based Duffy’s fifth collection.

These dramatic monologues (aka poetry) are some of my favorites. The revisionist viewpoint is remarkably eye-opening, and I never looked at fairy tales or fictional characters the same way again (which means Duffy was successful).

TWO || The 3-Way Bag for Travel from Bartaile

I first saw this bag on The Blonde Abroad (and she has a discount code, too), and I think I’m ready to invest. Functional for work, fun, and play, the C12 is pretty amazing. It’s water-resistant, fits a 15″ laptop/tablet, and offers a chic, fashionable look, so you don’t immediately stick out as a tourist.

From Kiersten (The Blonde Abroad) on the bag:

Bartaile has created the hashtag #fashioncanbeintelligent. Designed by both fashion and industrial designers, their bags are the ultimate blend of form and function. Their practical and chic style means that you can get away with just bringing one bag on your adventure.

THREE || Tokaido

If you’re a board game lover like us and enjoy less traditional options like Ticket to Ride or Pandemic, you’ll want to add this to your collection. This game embraces the philosophy, “it’s about the journey not the destination.”

Unlike Monopoly or Sorry, you’ll finish this game still (even better) friends.

FOUR || Roadtrippers

This travel app is one of my absolute favorites. I used it to plan a group roatrip to South Carolina from Tennessee. It was so helpful in planning out pitstops and finding cool sights along the way.

It’s the journey not the destination, right?

FIVE || Belong Magazine

Community is the name of the game, and as a blogger/social media-er, I really appreciate their “you belong” motto. It’s also very special that it’s a space for women to encourage other women.

In all that we do, we desire for women to use their passions for a purpose, to inspire women to be authentic, to be life-giving and to encourage one another. We want women to know that they are enough, that they matter and that they have a place. They belong.